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Old 02-09-2007
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Reinstalling after Key Activation
I recently purchased a Full Version copy of Vista Ultimate, and installed it
onto my computer as a fresh install. However, no more than a day into the
instal, after activation of course, my hard drive died, and i needed to
reinstall onto one of my secondaries. Now I receive posts on activation that
my key is invalid and i need to purchase a new one. I spent the 400 already
to get this, tell me there's a way around needing to buy another key just
because of hardware failure.
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Old 02-09-2007
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Re: Reinstalling after Key Activation
"TheBrodieMan" <TheBrodieMan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote

>I recently purchased a Full Version copy of Vista Ultimate, and installed
>it
> onto my computer as a fresh install. However, no more than a day into the
> instal, after activation of course, my hard drive died, and i needed to
> reinstall onto one of my secondaries. Now I receive posts on activation
> that
> my key is invalid and i need to purchase a new one. I spent the 400
> already
> to get this, tell me there's a way around needing to buy another key just
> because of hardware failure.


Do the phone activation.

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Old 02-12-2007
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Re: Reinstalling after Key Activation
With the full version of Vista, you can activate the OS an unlimited number
of times and move the OS to a new computer/hard drive an unlimited number of
times (as long as it's removed from the previous computer/hard drive).

If it will not activate by choosing the Internet activation option, then use
the Telephone option.

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"TheBrodieMan" <TheBrodieMan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I recently purchased a Full Version copy of Vista Ultimate, and installed
>it
> onto my computer as a fresh install. However, no more than a day into the
> instal, after activation of course, my hard drive died, and i needed to
> reinstall onto one of my secondaries. Now I receive posts on activation
> that
> my key is invalid and i need to purchase a new one. I spent the 400
> already
> to get this, tell me there's a way around needing to buy another key just
> because of hardware failure.


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